I was recently asked to describe my experience of participating in 5k races and how it helps me manage diabetes.
Here’s an excerpt:
“When I finished my first 5K, I immediately developed a love for running. But surprisingly, this new interest wasn’t the result of a natural talent for racing. In fact, the only positive result from my first 5K was that I completed it within my goal time of 45 minutes. Aside from that, it was a classic example of what not to do in a 5K race: I hadn’t trained properly, I got caught up in the crowd’s excitement and lost my pace, I paid more attention to other runners than to myself, I exerted all my energy by the second kilometer, and, when I crossed the finish line, I fell to the ground in agony. I felt whipped, and every muscle in my body wept in unison with me. Even as I lay in the grass in anguish, I knew that I had to do it again.”
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